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 This day in History - December 5
353 Historic Events for December 5
1842

MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82

Death
1844

John Frederick Bridge, composer

Birth
1846

C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive

Event
1848

Pres Polk triggers Gold Rush of '49, confirms Calif gold discovery

Event
1852

Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer

Birth
1853

Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80

Death
1854

Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair

Event
1859

Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC

Event
1859

Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82

Death
1861

Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)

Birth
1861

Gatling gun patented

Event
1862

Battle of Coffeeville, MS

Event
1863

Paul P Painlev‚, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]

Birth
1867

Antti Aarne, Finnish sociologist (Verzeichnis is der M„rchentypen)

Birth
1868

1st American bicycle college opens (NY)

Event
1870

Viteslav Augustin Rudolf Nov k, Slovak composer (Quasi una ballata)

Birth
1870

A Dumas Da, writer, dies at 68

Death
1872

Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player

Birth
1876

Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death

Event
1876

Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench

Event
1878

Arrigo Pedrollo, composer

Birth
1879

1st automatic telephone switching system patented

Event
1880

Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor

Birth
1881

47th Congress (1881-83) convenes

Event
1884

Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist

Birth